Netgear today launched the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi router in India, As the name suggests, the router is specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding gamers. The router was announced earlier this year at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
“At Netgear we have worked tirelessly to deliver best-in-class performance, customization, and ease-of-use for the ultimate gaming experience. The new Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) is an extension of the customization and development of modern technological solutions. It is designed to meet the specialized needs of the gamers, the LAN switch comes equipped with dedicated features designed to eliminate laggy gameplay“, said Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Netgear.
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500: Wi-Fi Router: Price in India, Availability
The Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi router has been priced in India at Rs.23,000. However, the Wi-Fi router is now available for purchase on Amazon.in for a discounted price of Rs.19,990. Apart from Amazon.in, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi router will also be available via authorized Netgear retail partners offline.
Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500: Wi-Fi Router: Specifications, Features
The Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 Wi-Fi router utilizes software to optimize user’s internet connection by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and making sure that they are always connected with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 runs on a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz to allow it to support multiple devices and demanding traffic. The router also includes 256MB of flash storage and 512MB of RAM. Thanks to four external antennas, the router offers wide coverage and can support up to 2.6Gbps wireless speeds. It supports Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream, and 160 MHz for faster speeds. For wired connections, the router includes no less than four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to support fast-paced online gaming as well as 4K streaming. In terms of security features, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 comes with VPN, WPA/WPA2, and Gaming VPN client to protect user’s network identity and prevent any DDoS attack.